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Museum of Art and History (Musee d'Art et d'Histoire)

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Address: 2 Rue Charles-Galland, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 0 22 418 26 00
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This museum of fine arts houses a diverse collection of artifacts, from...

This museum of fine arts houses a diverse collection of artifacts, from ancient Egypt through contemporary times.

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Head to the ground floor for local history

We were after a museum covering the history of the area and we're sure if this would hit the spot expecting it to be more of a British Museum type collection. However, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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toronto
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some reasonable impressionist art,and a large variety of exhibits from ancient to modern times Kids will probably like it but the art can be viewed in an hour to two

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

While the museum is located in a big and amazing building, but the collection is unimpressive, it is clear that they are struggling with filling lots of empty space, so they put everything there: medieval castle room, armor, paintings, Egyptian artefacts. The layout is super confusing with absolutely no guidance excepts for the list next to elevator telling what is... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We were after a museum covering the history of the area and we're sure if this would hit the spot expecting it to be more of a British Museum type collection. However, the basement had a nice collection of items covering the development/archaeology of the surrounding from the Neolithic through to the immediate post-Roman period. It could have perhaps benefited... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Good location, big museum, contains among others several masterpieces of Swiss and French painters and a few of Rodin's sculptures. No rush, and enjoy the art works of different cultures, epochs and genres.

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Portugal
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I didn't have much time to enjoy this visit as i was only in Geneva for a weekend, but i really like everything i saw here. From things i have seen at other museums (like mummies and Egyptian artifacts) to things i saw for the first time, this museum does have an impressive collection. I recommend a visit, especially since... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

My mother was visiting for the weekend so we decided to visit the museum and then have lunch in the old town. There is a huge amount to see in the museum so we decided to focus on the beaux-arts. This is an extensive permanent collection of art, with many Swiss painters. The staff were very friendly and helpful, with... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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129 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Typical museum of arts and History, showing a bit of everything regarding multiple things, from Roman times to mummies, from medieval weapons to nice canvases. Highly recommended, free, nice interiors, helpful staff, central location, well explained contents, and a good place to spend few hours.

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Nakskov, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

It is free to see the permanent collection. It includes old masters as well as a small number of french impressionists. Definitelky worth while, especially on an otherwise cold day.

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Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Egyptian or Greek antiquities, 18th century portraits, a large collection of paintings by Hodler, decorative arts from various centuries, silverware... This museum is free, so don't feel compelled to swallow all in one go. The overall quality is excellent and there is no queues, ever. The restaurant Barocco at the lower floor, next to the inner courtyard, is a gem... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Surprisingly quiet on a Saturday afternoon this Museum caters for pretty much all tastes and most of it is free access. Located off the Place du Bourg de Four in the Russian Church area of Geneva, it is very easy access (either via the Old Town, the buses 1,5 and 8 in Boulevard des Tranchées or with bus 36). A... More 

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